IEBC Makes Official Announcement that Could Affect Uhuru’s Presidency
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The Gazette Notice now allows petitioners to challenge the win of Mr. Kenyatta and his Deputy during the October 26 fresh presidential polls.
The Notice was signed by IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.
According to the Law, petitioners are free to make a petition to the Supreme Court within 7 days. If this happens, Kenyatta’s swearing-in scheduled for November 14, 2017, will be postponed.
“A person may file a petition in the Supreme Court to challenge the election of the President-elect within seven days after the date of the declaration of the results of the presidential election,” the Constitution reads.
The last day to file the petition will be November 7, 2017, and the apex court will within 14 days hear and determine the petition and its decision shall be final.
This will push the swearing-in ceremony and if Court rules in favor of Mr. Kenyatta he will be sworn in on November 28, 2017.
However, if the Supreme Court judges rule in favor of the petitioner and nullify Mr. Kenyatta’s win, then a fresh election shall be held within sixty days. This is what happened after the August 8 General Election.
Mr. Kenyatta was declared the winner in the fresh presidential election after garnering 7, 483, 895 votes while NASA leader Raila Odinga who withdrew from the race got 73, 228 votes.
As per IEBC breakdown, the National voter turnout stood at 38.84%.
Millions of Kenyans however, boycotted the fresh presidential election with 25 constitutes not voting at all.
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